Portrait - Professional

Pukana

Wittenberg Ilan
New Zealand

Honorable Mention

"Pukana"
Jay used to build Maori traditional boats. The Pukana is the Maori challenge.

Biography: Ilan’s journey as a photographer began relatively recently in 2011 but he was quickly recognized as one to watch, winning a plethora of national and international awards. During 2015, Ilan produced a compelling portfolio: ‘Faces of Jerusalem’ capturing merchants’ character and the special atmosphere in the Old City. Ilan became become a Finalist of both the Documentary category and the Portrait Classic category in the 2015 Iris Awards by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography which awarded Wittenberg the prestigious honour: 2015 Auckland Photographer of the Year!

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